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November 13, 2012 — The Healthy Media Commission released The Report and Recommendations of the Healthy Media Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls at the Third Symposium on Gender in Media in Los Angeles, California. This report outlines recommendations that support a more positive and gender-neutral media environment for women, and promotes the healthy development of a girl's social, emotional and physical well-being. Girl Scout's of Greater Los Angeles CEO, Lise Luttgens and several of her girls participated in the launch event.
The Commission's recommendations, based on the simple premise that "Healthy media starts with ME" are directed toward the media industry, youth, parents and educators. For each category of constituents, the recommendations are organized and tailored to empower individuals with the ability to LEARN and to be aware of the depiction of women and girls in the media, to CHOOSE media that uphold high standards, and to EDUCATE others on the importance of the issue. This report is the crucial first step in creating a more positive media environment. It identifies emerging best practices, and establishes a climate for change. It concludes by challenging relevant stakeholders to use the recommendations to create positive change. To check it out and learn more about how YOU can make a difference, visit www.GirlSCouts.org/HealthyMedia.